Funding opportunities for businesses

Access to funding

Access to funding is an important issue for business in Thurrock, and indeed the rest of the UK. Alongside traditional bank loans there are a number of options available to businesses.

Start up loans

If you are over the age of 18 you can apply for start-up loans, with access to personal support to help develop your business plans and access training.

NWES is a delivery partner for start-up loans in Thurrock.

Publicly-funded business finance

Find business finance, support, grants and loans, including:

  • government grants
  • publicly-backed finance and loans
  • business support such as mentoring and consultancy
  • funding for small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups

Low carbon across the south east (LoCASE)

Low carbon across the south east (LoCASE) is a grants and support programme backed by the EU and local councils, that can provide match-funded grants of up to £10,000 to:

  • help cover the cost of energy efficiency measures for any small or medium-sized business
  • enable businesses in the low carbon sector to expand and develop
Regeneration Team
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 01375 652 271

: business@thurrock.gov.uk